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Bose Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
258 Reviews
3.8
258 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a good work-life balance, rarely a call for more than 40 hrs (in 25 reviews)

  • People are nice and there is an overall collaborative work environment (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Unfortunately, not all middle management takes that to heart (in 9 reviews)

  • Currently work-life balance off kilter but management is responsive and starting to focus on priorities (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Help Desk Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Help Desk Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Bose

    Pros

    Best place good people keep the same

    Cons

    Na nothing wrong best place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Na

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Bose is a great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bose

    Pros

    While the interview process at Bose is very long and in-depth, once you are in the door you will realize it was worth the trouble. Everyone I worked with there was extremely smart and good at what they did. They were motivated and put in a lot of effort, and expected the same from their co-workers. Bose celebrates accomplishments and encourages teamwork. The values of the founder are still evident everywhere in the company.

    Cons

    This isn't a knock at the company, but a con for me was that the job I was in wasn't exactly what I thought it was going to be and I ended up leaving, but on good terms.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westborough, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westborough, MA

    I have been working at Bose full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great salary, Great work life balance and fantastic career growth. Bose really cares about their employees and takes a chance. Innovative company to work for

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say. No coffee as your desk can be inconvenient

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Engineer III, Research in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer III, Research in Framingham, MA

    I have been working at Bose full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Privately held. Plays for the long run. Invests in people. Focused on innovation. More than just a stereo company.

    Cons

    Well... many employees have been with the company since college. So it's a stable place to work, but nobody gets wealthy working here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Framingham, MA

    I have been working at Bose full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Senior management has integrity
    Great manager development
    Values are considered seriously by everyone
    Great products through employee discounts

    Cons

    High expectations / workload
    Not much admin support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to do what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Long term employees embracing respect and internal culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Training in Westborough, MA
    Current Employee - Training in Westborough, MA

    I have been working at Bose full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many people who work for Bose end up staying here for over 10+ years, because the culture of respect is unlike anything else in the workplace.

    Cons

    Bose can sometimes take a wait and see approach to new products, technologies or marketing strategies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people to work with.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Co-Op in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - R&D Co-Op in Framingham, MA

    I worked at Bose as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are nice. life-work balance is good.

    Cons

    Relocation compensation is not very satisfying at least for interns.

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    Great environment, interesting problems to solve

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bose

    Pros

    Great office culture, intellectual environment

    Cons

    Large company, bureaucracy is envitable

  10.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bose full-time

    Pros

    Personal growth, compensation and benefits, interesting work; passionate employees.

    Cons

    Currently work-life balance off kilter but management is responsive and starting to focus on priorities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fantastic company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Bose full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great training and benefits. Fantastic products. They set you up with everything to succeed at your job.

    Cons

    The early morning hours to open up after you closed the night before got annoying, but that was more the situation at the time than anything that could be done on a managerial level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't work your district managers so hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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